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[date_timestamp] => 1670141626 ) [1] => Array ( [title] => Idaho murders ?fractured? our community: Friend of victims [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/news/idaho-murders-fractured-our-community-friend-of-victims/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => ) [pubdate] => Sun, 04 Dec 2022 08:00:03 +0000 [category] => News [guid] => https://bbc-edition.com/news/idaho-murders-fractured-our-community-friend-of-victims/ [description] =>

Fox News host Lawrence Jones speaks with a 'good friend' of Ethan Chapin and Xana Kernodle and hears what it has been like to face their loss. #foxnews #fox Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com…

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So while while talking to students here On the University of Idaho's campus I Came across a young man who was good Friends with Ethan Chapin and he told me What it's been like To faces Tragic loss watch I knew Ethan and Zana what do you Remember about them they were really Good people I am always loved seeing Them whenever they're around campus Ethan was a good friend of mine so Teresa but I came back because I still Want to Keep pursuing my dreams but You know it was it's definitely a lot Hard for people to come back especially After that yeah do you think it's Brought the community this University Closer together or Has it fractured The campus I mean I would definitely say it fractured it As you know not a lot of people are here Yeah but In a way it's brought us together Especially just the Moscow community in Idaho in general how do you feel about Them not catching the person that that Is that completely shocking to you right Now or I mean given The little amount of evidence that they Have and I've found it's Not too surprising that they haven't

Found the The suspect but it's it's still just Disheartening Hey Sean Hannity here hey click here to Subscribe to Fox News YouTube page and Catch our hottest interviews and most Compelling analysis you will not get it Anywhere else

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So while while talking to students here On the University of Idaho's campus I Came across a young man who was good Friends with Ethan Chapin and he told me What it's been like To faces Tragic loss watch I knew Ethan and Zana what do you Remember about them they were really Good people I am always loved seeing Them whenever they're around campus Ethan was a good friend of mine so Teresa but I came back because I still Want to Keep pursuing my dreams but You know it was it's definitely a lot Hard for people to come back especially After that yeah do you think it's Brought the community this University Closer together or Has it fractured The campus I mean I would definitely say it fractured it As you know not a lot of people are here Yeah but In a way it's brought us together Especially just the Moscow community in Idaho in general how do you feel about Them not catching the person that that Is that completely shocking to you right Now or I mean given The little amount of evidence that they Have and I've found it's Not too surprising that they haven't

Found the The suspect but it's it's still just Disheartening Hey Sean Hannity here hey click here to Subscribe to Fox News YouTube page and Catch our hottest interviews and most Compelling analysis you will not get it Anywhere else

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Rep. Maria Salazar-Woerner R-Fl., joins 'Fox & Friends Weekend' to discuss the China protests, Biden's silence on them, and the impact of Biden's Latin America policies.#foxnews #foxandfriends Subscribe to Fox News! https://bit.ly/2vaBUvAS Watch more Fox News Video: http://video.foxnews.com Watch Fox…

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Congresswoman Maria Salazar Warner's Family fled Cuba communist Cuba and she Joins us now congresswoman so great to Have you thank you I share the Frustration that you have with this Administration's refusal to stand up for Freedom Fighters Um people who deserve their human rights And dignity you saw that last summer When the protesters asked for access to The internet which the Biden Administration could have provided and Didn't correct of course and I'm so Happy that you're sharing my sentiments But not only us but thousands and Thousands of Chinese or Cubans that they Want Rachel the same thing we have Freedom democracy free market economy to Be able to travel raise your kids any Way you want to go to school and and Unfortunately the Biden Administration Is is an accomplice because if you don't Because if you don't stand up and you Are the number one country of you're the Beacon of human rights in the world the Chinese all they're doing is holding a Blank piece of paper but in reality what They're saying is we want to live like You we want to be free if I were to be The Biden Administration I would call The Chinese Ambassador right now here in Washington and I would say I do not Understand what your government is doing But if you want to do business with us

Then you have to behave differently and You have to allow those people to say Whatever thing they want to say because It's not an organized protest it's just People are going out uh expressing what They have been holding on for years same Thing with Cuba as you said I have been Asking the Biden Administration to Provide one thing and only one thing Connectivity because the Cubans want to Know that the rest of the world is Watching how brutalized they are on the Streets of Havana just like the Chinese Are being brutalized on the streets of Beijing it's the same story people want To be free and we have a duty we the United States of America to be able to Help them yeah we are the United States Of America but we're struggling with Free speech in our own country and truly What I see is the channification of our Own country sadly and that might be why He hasn't stood up and said anything in Either of these two very important Situations I want to move to another Topic because it's also very troubling And you're somebody who follows Latin America very closely we are seeing the Biden Administration making some very Puzzling moves again in Latin America Driving China driving our allies into The arms of China talk to me about What's happening there Look I think it's a fantastic question

You know I belong to the house of Foreign Affairs committee I mean the Subcommittee for the Americas and we Hear from Central America Guatemala Ecuador the countries that would love to Do business with the United States they Want the American companies to come in For the near shorting to to happen to Bring all those businesses from China to Central America that would be one of the Reasons we could stop this this influx Of central Americans uh rushing our Border but where's the Biden Administration where there's no Leadership Everyone that is watching this program Needs to know that Latin America loves The United States and Ronald Reagan Recognized that when he was fighting the Sandanesis every single country wants to Do business with the American companies Everyone wants to be with a green ghost We don't want to be with the Chinese or With the Russians but if but if the if Those companies don't show up and the Chinese are coming with a dollar saying Hey what is it that you need roads yeah We'll pay for them oh dams yeah we'll Pay for them bridge is no problem soccer Stadiums anything ports we're here to Give it to you with no strings attached Really what all they're doing is they're Trying to invade not militarily but Economically and we're talking about

Latin America it's our backyard people Can walk from Argentina to Texas walk And that's the big danger that we are Not confronting well sadly congresswoman It's not something that's going to Happen it's something that is happening Right now and that is China's take over Of Latin America and we ought to be Keeping an eye on that and holding the Biden Administration accountable for What they're not doing in Latin America To protect us from the Chinese in our Own hemisphere absolutely congresswoman Maria Salazar Warner that means you're a Newlywed congratulations thank you yeah Yeah the good things happen to you once In a while You know he's a he's a um a boy from Alabama he's a farmer from Alabama could You imagine now I'm going to get a Southern twang I'd love to see that money I got from my Spanish accent to the southern twang Accent well you found a good one we're Happy about that yes I did yes I did all Right wonderful congratulations best to You all right of course see you soon Okay I'm Steve Ducey I'm Brian Kilmeade And I'm Ainsley Earhart and click here To subscribe to the Fox News YouTube Page to catch our hottest interviews and Most compelling analysis

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Congresswoman Maria Salazar Warner's Family fled Cuba communist Cuba and she Joins us now congresswoman so great to Have you thank you I share the Frustration that you have with this Administration's refusal to stand up for Freedom Fighters Um people who deserve their human rights And dignity you saw that last summer When the protesters asked for access to The internet which the Biden Administration could have provided and Didn't correct of course and I'm so Happy that you're sharing my sentiments But not only us but thousands and Thousands of Chinese or Cubans that they Want Rachel the same thing we have Freedom democracy free market economy to Be able to travel raise your kids any Way you want to go to school and and Unfortunately the Biden Administration Is is an accomplice because if you don't Because if you don't stand up and you Are the number one country of you're the Beacon of human rights in the world the Chinese all they're doing is holding a Blank piece of paper but in reality what They're saying is we want to live like You we want to be free if I were to be The Biden Administration I would call The Chinese Ambassador right now here in Washington and I would say I do not Understand what your government is doing But if you want to do business with us

Then you have to behave differently and You have to allow those people to say Whatever thing they want to say because It's not an organized protest it's just People are going out uh expressing what They have been holding on for years same Thing with Cuba as you said I have been Asking the Biden Administration to Provide one thing and only one thing Connectivity because the Cubans want to Know that the rest of the world is Watching how brutalized they are on the Streets of Havana just like the Chinese Are being brutalized on the streets of Beijing it's the same story people want To be free and we have a duty we the United States of America to be able to Help them yeah we are the United States Of America but we're struggling with Free speech in our own country and truly What I see is the channification of our Own country sadly and that might be why He hasn't stood up and said anything in Either of these two very important Situations I want to move to another Topic because it's also very troubling And you're somebody who follows Latin America very closely we are seeing the Biden Administration making some very Puzzling moves again in Latin America Driving China driving our allies into The arms of China talk to me about What's happening there Look I think it's a fantastic question

You know I belong to the house of Foreign Affairs committee I mean the Subcommittee for the Americas and we Hear from Central America Guatemala Ecuador the countries that would love to Do business with the United States they Want the American companies to come in For the near shorting to to happen to Bring all those businesses from China to Central America that would be one of the Reasons we could stop this this influx Of central Americans uh rushing our Border but where's the Biden Administration where there's no Leadership Everyone that is watching this program Needs to know that Latin America loves The United States and Ronald Reagan Recognized that when he was fighting the Sandanesis every single country wants to Do business with the American companies Everyone wants to be with a green ghost We don't want to be with the Chinese or With the Russians but if but if the if Those companies don't show up and the Chinese are coming with a dollar saying Hey what is it that you need roads yeah We'll pay for them oh dams yeah we'll Pay for them bridge is no problem soccer Stadiums anything ports we're here to Give it to you with no strings attached Really what all they're doing is they're Trying to invade not militarily but Economically and we're talking about

Latin America it's our backyard people Can walk from Argentina to Texas walk And that's the big danger that we are Not confronting well sadly congresswoman It's not something that's going to Happen it's something that is happening Right now and that is China's take over Of Latin America and we ought to be Keeping an eye on that and holding the Biden Administration accountable for What they're not doing in Latin America To protect us from the Chinese in our Own hemisphere absolutely congresswoman Maria Salazar Warner that means you're a Newlywed congratulations thank you yeah Yeah the good things happen to you once In a while You know he's a he's a um a boy from Alabama he's a farmer from Alabama could You imagine now I'm going to get a Southern twang I'd love to see that money I got from my Spanish accent to the southern twang Accent well you found a good one we're Happy about that yes I did yes I did all Right wonderful congratulations best to You all right of course see you soon Okay I'm Steve Ducey I'm Brian Kilmeade And I'm Ainsley Earhart and click here To subscribe to the Fox News YouTube Page to catch our hottest interviews and Most compelling analysis

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Journal Reference: Vanessa Böhm, Jia Liu. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on publishing in astronomy in the initial two years. Nature Astronomy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41550-022-01830-9 The pandemic appears to have worsened that gender imbalance. In a paper appearing today in the journal Nature Astronomy, two cosmologists ? Vanessa Böhm of the University of California, Berkeley, ... Read more

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  1. Vanessa Böhm, Jia Liu. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on publishing in astronomy in the initial two years. Nature Astronomy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41550-022-01830-9

The pandemic appears to have worsened that gender imbalance.

In a paper appearing today in the journal Nature Astronomy, two cosmologists ? Vanessa Böhm of the University of California, Berkeley, and Jia Liu of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) in Japan ? report their analysis of publication rates in the field of astronomy pre-pandemic and as of February 2022, two years into the pandemic.

They found that, while both men and women on average have published more papers since March 2020, when most universities and research institutions closed their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, men published a greater number, widening the gender gap. Worldwide, astronomy publications increased by about 13%.

Part of the increase was from publications by new researchers entering the field, Böhm said, though that was caused primarily by an uptick in new researchers publishing in Asia: Japan, Taiwan and China, primarily. In most other countries, though, fewer new researchers published in the field of astronomy during the pandemic, with women lagging behind men. About 25% of new authors are women, a percentage that also hasn?t budged in the past 10 years.

?A decrease in the number of first-time authors indicates barriers for young researchers to enter the field or complete their first projects,? Böhm noted.

When the two looked only at papers by veteran astronomers, however, publications per researcher still were higher than pre-pandemic trends.

?Once we took this out, we still saw an increase in the number of papers ? an increase driven by an increase in individual productivity,? Böhm said. ?I think the interesting part was that we saw that this increase in productivity was not equally shared by women. Before the pandemic, there were about two or three countries where women were equally as productive as men, among them the Netherlands, Australia and Switzerland. But even there, we saw that after the pandemic, women were less productive than their male counterparts.?

Of 25 countries studied, 14 saw a smaller fraction of astronomy papers written by women and fewer female researchers entering the astronomy field.

Presumably, both men and women were able to devote more time to writing papers during the pandemic because they were not allowed access to research facilities, such as observatories, to obtain new data. With more time, including relief from in-person administrative duties, the pandemic was ideal for finishing off deferred projects.

?While one may assume that COVID has mostly negative impacts on the world, this positive phenomenon may not be hard to understand: COVID-induced changes, such as increased flexibility in work arrangements, reduced commutes and business trips, as well as improved virtual technologies, among others, are potentially favorable for conducting scientific research,? Liu said.

The widened gap between men and women?s productivity echo those of other studies that show women regressed, in terms of workplace equity, during the pandemic. While the current study does not address why, some of these other studies found that women, more than men, were saddled with child care and elder care, allowing less time for writing up research results.

Böhm suspects an additional reason: less mentoring of young female astrophysics researchers who may be dealing with ?imposter syndrome,? or the idea that they may not be up to par. Women make up only about 20% of the world?s astronomers.

?There are a lot of confidence barriers for young women in the field that are holding them back,? she said.

Child care issues

Liu was a postdoctoral fellow at the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) when the pandemic began and was one of those affected by the sudden loss of child care. With a toddler at home and on the hunt for an academic job, she and her husband had to move away from Berkeley to find affordable child care.

?As a new mother and an early career scientist, my life has been heavily affected by the pandemic ? lost child care, dropped productivity, disconnection from my colleagues and a tough job market,? said Liu, who in 2021 joined the Kavli IPMU in Tokyo as a project associate professor. ?While rebuilding my research and life routines, I couldn?t stop wondering, ?How are others in my field affected by the pandemic? Am I alone?’?

Böhm, also a postdoctoral fellow, met Liu at BCCP, and they decided to embark on what they called an ?all-girls? research project to look at the history of publishing rates in astronomy by gender and country, which had never been done comprehensively, and the impact of the pandemic on those rates.

Their study looked at data from 1950 until February 2022. The computational cosmologists used their data mining skills to download more than 1.2 million records of astronomical publications. They wanted to analyze publication patterns by gender and country, but such information is confidential. So, the researchers assigned a gender probability to each author based on the individual?s given name and assigned a country based on the author?s affiliation or affiliations listed in their paper.

?When we counted the average number of papers each researcher produced, we saw boosted individual productivity across most countries. Meanwhile, a decreasing number of incoming new researchers is seen in most of the countries we studied. This result indicates larger barriers for new researchers to enter the field, or for junior researchers to complete their very first project during COVID,? said Liu.

They also looked at researchers who had not published in the field of astronomy for the past two years, and found that the chance is about 87% that they will not never publish in the field again. People dropping out of the field also disproportionately affects women.

That includes Böhm herself. With her postdoctoral felliowship now ending, she has elected to apply her data analysis skills elsewhere. She is joining a start-up that uses machine learning-based predictions to reduce fuel waste in the ocean shipping industry.

?This paper was part of an interest shift that I?ve had ? to go to use the skills that I?ve learned in the last couple of years on more earthbound topics. I?m a little bit more driven these days by what?s actually going to make a change here on Earth,? she said.

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Journal Reference: Vanessa Böhm, Jia Liu. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on publishing in astronomy in the initial two years. Nature Astronomy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41550-022-01830-9 The pandemic appears to have worsened that gender imbalance. In a paper appearing today in the journal Nature Astronomy, two cosmologists ? Vanessa Böhm of the University of California, Berkeley, ... Read more

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  1. Vanessa Böhm, Jia Liu. Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on publishing in astronomy in the initial two years. Nature Astronomy, 2022; DOI: 10.1038/s41550-022-01830-9

The pandemic appears to have worsened that gender imbalance.

In a paper appearing today in the journal Nature Astronomy, two cosmologists ? Vanessa Böhm of the University of California, Berkeley, and Jia Liu of the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Kavli IPMU) in Japan ? report their analysis of publication rates in the field of astronomy pre-pandemic and as of February 2022, two years into the pandemic.

They found that, while both men and women on average have published more papers since March 2020, when most universities and research institutions closed their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19, men published a greater number, widening the gender gap. Worldwide, astronomy publications increased by about 13%.

Part of the increase was from publications by new researchers entering the field, Böhm said, though that was caused primarily by an uptick in new researchers publishing in Asia: Japan, Taiwan and China, primarily. In most other countries, though, fewer new researchers published in the field of astronomy during the pandemic, with women lagging behind men. About 25% of new authors are women, a percentage that also hasn?t budged in the past 10 years.

?A decrease in the number of first-time authors indicates barriers for young researchers to enter the field or complete their first projects,? Böhm noted.

When the two looked only at papers by veteran astronomers, however, publications per researcher still were higher than pre-pandemic trends.

?Once we took this out, we still saw an increase in the number of papers ? an increase driven by an increase in individual productivity,? Böhm said. ?I think the interesting part was that we saw that this increase in productivity was not equally shared by women. Before the pandemic, there were about two or three countries where women were equally as productive as men, among them the Netherlands, Australia and Switzerland. But even there, we saw that after the pandemic, women were less productive than their male counterparts.?

Of 25 countries studied, 14 saw a smaller fraction of astronomy papers written by women and fewer female researchers entering the astronomy field.

Presumably, both men and women were able to devote more time to writing papers during the pandemic because they were not allowed access to research facilities, such as observatories, to obtain new data. With more time, including relief from in-person administrative duties, the pandemic was ideal for finishing off deferred projects.

?While one may assume that COVID has mostly negative impacts on the world, this positive phenomenon may not be hard to understand: COVID-induced changes, such as increased flexibility in work arrangements, reduced commutes and business trips, as well as improved virtual technologies, among others, are potentially favorable for conducting scientific research,? Liu said.

The widened gap between men and women?s productivity echo those of other studies that show women regressed, in terms of workplace equity, during the pandemic. While the current study does not address why, some of these other studies found that women, more than men, were saddled with child care and elder care, allowing less time for writing up research results.

Böhm suspects an additional reason: less mentoring of young female astrophysics researchers who may be dealing with ?imposter syndrome,? or the idea that they may not be up to par. Women make up only about 20% of the world?s astronomers.

?There are a lot of confidence barriers for young women in the field that are holding them back,? she said.

Child care issues

Liu was a postdoctoral fellow at the Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics (BCCP) when the pandemic began and was one of those affected by the sudden loss of child care. With a toddler at home and on the hunt for an academic job, she and her husband had to move away from Berkeley to find affordable child care.

?As a new mother and an early career scientist, my life has been heavily affected by the pandemic ? lost child care, dropped productivity, disconnection from my colleagues and a tough job market,? said Liu, who in 2021 joined the Kavli IPMU in Tokyo as a project associate professor. ?While rebuilding my research and life routines, I couldn?t stop wondering, ?How are others in my field affected by the pandemic? Am I alone?’?

Böhm, also a postdoctoral fellow, met Liu at BCCP, and they decided to embark on what they called an ?all-girls? research project to look at the history of publishing rates in astronomy by gender and country, which had never been done comprehensively, and the impact of the pandemic on those rates.

Their study looked at data from 1950 until February 2022. The computational cosmologists used their data mining skills to download more than 1.2 million records of astronomical publications. They wanted to analyze publication patterns by gender and country, but such information is confidential. So, the researchers assigned a gender probability to each author based on the individual?s given name and assigned a country based on the author?s affiliation or affiliations listed in their paper.

?When we counted the average number of papers each researcher produced, we saw boosted individual productivity across most countries. Meanwhile, a decreasing number of incoming new researchers is seen in most of the countries we studied. This result indicates larger barriers for new researchers to enter the field, or for junior researchers to complete their very first project during COVID,? said Liu.

They also looked at researchers who had not published in the field of astronomy for the past two years, and found that the chance is about 87% that they will not never publish in the field again. People dropping out of the field also disproportionately affects women.

That includes Böhm herself. With her postdoctoral felliowship now ending, she has elected to apply her data analysis skills elsewhere. She is joining a start-up that uses machine learning-based predictions to reduce fuel waste in the ocean shipping industry.

?This paper was part of an interest shift that I?ve had ? to go to use the skills that I?ve learned in the last couple of years on more earthbound topics. I?m a little bit more driven these days by what?s actually going to make a change here on Earth,? she said.

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[date_timestamp] => 1670132667 ) [4] => Array ( [title] => Surgical masks are not inferior to N95 masks for health-care workers providing routine COVID-19 care, study finds ? NovLink [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/science/surgical-masks-are-not-inferior-to-n95-masks-for-health-care-workers-providing-routine-covid-19-care-study-finds-novlink/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => ) [pubdate] => Sun, 04 Dec 2022 02:02:04 +0000 [category] => science [guid] => http://bbc-edition.com/science/surgical-masks-are-not-inferior-to-n95-masks-for-health-care-workers-providing-routine-covid-19-care-study-finds-novlink/ [description] =>

Journal Reference: Mark Loeb, Amy Bartholomew, Madiha Hashmi, Wadea Tarhuni, Mohamed Hassany, Ilan Youngster, Ranjani Somayaji, Oscar Larios, Joseph Kim, Bayan Missaghi, Joseph V. Vayalumkal, Dominik Mertz, Zain Chagla, Maureen Cividino, Karim Ali, Sarah Mansour, Lana A. Castellucci, Charles Frenette, Leighanne Parkes, Mark Downing, Matthew Muller, Verne Glavin, Jennifer Newton, Ravi Hookoom, Jerome A. Leis, ... Read more

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Journal Reference:

  1. Mark Loeb, Amy Bartholomew, Madiha Hashmi, Wadea Tarhuni, Mohamed Hassany, Ilan Youngster, Ranjani Somayaji, Oscar Larios, Joseph Kim, Bayan Missaghi, Joseph V. Vayalumkal, Dominik Mertz, Zain Chagla, Maureen Cividino, Karim Ali, Sarah Mansour, Lana A. Castellucci, Charles Frenette, Leighanne Parkes, Mark Downing, Matthew Muller, Verne Glavin, Jennifer Newton, Ravi Hookoom, Jerome A. Leis, James Kinross, Stephanie Smith, Sayem Borhan, Pardeep Singh, Eleanor Pullenayegum, John Conly. Medical Masks Versus N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19 Among Health Care Workers. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2022; DOI: 10.7326/M22-1966

The results follow the tracking of 1,009 health-care workers providing COVID-19 patient care at 29 sites in Canada, Egypt, Israel and Pakistan between May 2020 and March 2022. Study participants were randomly assigned either a surgical mask, which was already the standard used at all of the study sites, or a N95 respirator. As with all clinical trials, study participants were volunteers who could exit the study or switch to an N95 at anytime.

?The surgical masks were not statistically less effective than N95s in preventing COVID-19 infections in health-care providers looking after patients with COVID-19,? said lead author Mark Loeb, professor of McMaster?s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and a Hamilton infectious disease physician.

?The major thrust of this study is that there have been no other rigorous comparisons of surgical masks to N95 respirators. This was also the only randomized clinical trial ? offering the highest standards of evidence ? relating to this question throughout the pandemic.?

Loeb said a systematic review of four previous randomized controlled trials on masks done between 1990 and March 2020 shows the use of surgical masks did not increase viral respiratory infection or clinical respiratory illness.

He added that there have been conflicting recommendations on the use of N95 masks during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended N95s for routine care of patients with COVID-19, while the World Health Organization and Canadian Public Health Agency recommended either surgical masks or N95 respirators.

The study comes as low and middle-income countries are still struggling to procure N95 masks due to their high cost. Loeb said many of these same countries faced an acute shortage of N95s throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

External funding for the study was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the World Health Organization and the Juravinski Research Institute.

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Journal Reference: Mark Loeb, Amy Bartholomew, Madiha Hashmi, Wadea Tarhuni, Mohamed Hassany, Ilan Youngster, Ranjani Somayaji, Oscar Larios, Joseph Kim, Bayan Missaghi, Joseph V. Vayalumkal, Dominik Mertz, Zain Chagla, Maureen Cividino, Karim Ali, Sarah Mansour, Lana A. Castellucci, Charles Frenette, Leighanne Parkes, Mark Downing, Matthew Muller, Verne Glavin, Jennifer Newton, Ravi Hookoom, Jerome A. Leis, ... Read more

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Journal Reference:

  1. Mark Loeb, Amy Bartholomew, Madiha Hashmi, Wadea Tarhuni, Mohamed Hassany, Ilan Youngster, Ranjani Somayaji, Oscar Larios, Joseph Kim, Bayan Missaghi, Joseph V. Vayalumkal, Dominik Mertz, Zain Chagla, Maureen Cividino, Karim Ali, Sarah Mansour, Lana A. Castellucci, Charles Frenette, Leighanne Parkes, Mark Downing, Matthew Muller, Verne Glavin, Jennifer Newton, Ravi Hookoom, Jerome A. Leis, James Kinross, Stephanie Smith, Sayem Borhan, Pardeep Singh, Eleanor Pullenayegum, John Conly. Medical Masks Versus N95 Respirators for Preventing COVID-19 Among Health Care Workers. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2022; DOI: 10.7326/M22-1966

The results follow the tracking of 1,009 health-care workers providing COVID-19 patient care at 29 sites in Canada, Egypt, Israel and Pakistan between May 2020 and March 2022. Study participants were randomly assigned either a surgical mask, which was already the standard used at all of the study sites, or a N95 respirator. As with all clinical trials, study participants were volunteers who could exit the study or switch to an N95 at anytime.

?The surgical masks were not statistically less effective than N95s in preventing COVID-19 infections in health-care providers looking after patients with COVID-19,? said lead author Mark Loeb, professor of McMaster?s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and a Hamilton infectious disease physician.

?The major thrust of this study is that there have been no other rigorous comparisons of surgical masks to N95 respirators. This was also the only randomized clinical trial ? offering the highest standards of evidence ? relating to this question throughout the pandemic.?

Loeb said a systematic review of four previous randomized controlled trials on masks done between 1990 and March 2020 shows the use of surgical masks did not increase viral respiratory infection or clinical respiratory illness.

He added that there have been conflicting recommendations on the use of N95 masks during the pandemic. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended N95s for routine care of patients with COVID-19, while the World Health Organization and Canadian Public Health Agency recommended either surgical masks or N95 respirators.

The study comes as low and middle-income countries are still struggling to procure N95 masks due to their high cost. Loeb said many of these same countries faced an acute shortage of N95s throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

External funding for the study was provided by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the World Health Organization and the Juravinski Research Institute.

Surgical masks are not inferior to N95 masks for health-care workers providing routine COVID-19 care, study finds ? NovLink

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[date_timestamp] => 1670119324 ) [5] => Array ( [title] => Adding a ?decoy possibility? may give extra boost to crowdfunding ? NovLink [link] => https://bbc-edition.com/science/adding-a-decoy-possibility-may-give-extra-boost-to-crowdfunding-novlink/ [dc] => Array ( [creator] => ) [pubdate] => Sat, 03 Dec 2022 22:18:45 +0000 [category] => science [guid] => http://bbc-edition.com/science/adding-a-decoy-possibility-may-give-extra-boost-to-crowdfunding-novlink/ [description] =>

Journal Reference: Markus Weinmann, Abhay Nath Mishra, Lena Franziska Kaiser, Jan vom Brocke. The Attraction Effect in Crowdfunding. Information Systems Research, 2022; DOI: 10.1287/isre.2022.1152 Adding a third option to make something else (usually the higher priced item) more attractive is a common marketing strategy. But since the 1980s, scholars have been debating whether this attraction ... Read more

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  1. Markus Weinmann, Abhay Nath Mishra, Lena Franziska Kaiser, Jan vom Brocke. The Attraction Effect in Crowdfunding. Information Systems Research, 2022; DOI: 10.1287/isre.2022.1152

Adding a third option to make something else (usually the higher priced item) more attractive is a common marketing strategy. But since the 1980s, scholars have been debating whether this attraction effect via a ?decoy option? actually works in real-life settings.

Findings from a new, in-depth study bolster the argument that decoy options can shift consumer preferences. It?s also the first to test this approach in digital markets where billions of people make choices every day.

The researchers randomly assigned 4,000 participants to eight experiments based on reward-based crowdfunding campaigns, including one on Kickstarter with a real Swiss watchmaking company. Their findings, published in Information Systems Research, show the attraction effect shifted preferences from a low-priced to a high-priced reward by as much as 28%.

?That?s a significant jump that can turn an entrepreneur?s project into a reality,? said Abhay Mishra, associate professor of information systems and business analytics at Iowa State University and co-author of the study. ?Our findings can help inform artists, innovators and creatives to make smarter, more effective reward menus to reach their fundraising goals.?

In reward-based crowdfunding markets, entrepreneurs set a fundraising target with a deadline for their project. Backers choose from several reward menu options, pledging a certain amount of money to receive a product or sample of the to-be-funded project. Whether the entrepreneur gets any of the funding and the backers receive their rewards depends on the project successfully reaching the fundraising goal by the set date.

Mishra and his co-authors explain in their paper that reward-based crowdfunding is emerging as a significant source of alternative funding for entrepreneurs, pointing to Kickstarter as one of the biggest examples. The platform?s most recent metrics show 21 million people have contributed over $6.7 billion to around 223,000 successfully funded projects.

?There are lots of entrepreneurs, project creatives who may not have access to traditional sources of funding through institutions, loans, others. If we can make funding available to more people through non-traditional sources, we could have a better economy worldwide,? said Mishra.

The experiments

To test whether decoy options impact consumer preferences, the researchers designed experiments with increasing levels of complexity.

One experiment presented participants with a hypothetical music album crowdfunding project. It included a description of the music, album art and two items in the reward menu (i.e., pledge $3: get 5 songs; pledge $10: get 12 songs.) Around 60% of the participants chose the lower priced option.

When the researchers repeated the study with a fresh group of participants, they included a decoy option (i.e., pledge $10: get 10 songs.) Recognizing they could get two more songs for the same price, over 70% of the participants chose the ?pledge $10: get 12 songs? option.

In another experiment, the researchers swapped out the number of songs in the reward menu for nonnumerical rewards (i.e., a low-priced digital download; a high-priced CD plus a digital download) and then added the decoy option (i.e., a CD for the same price as the CD plus a digital download). Once again, adding a decoy flipped the majority of the participants? preference.

Others included economic incentives, a hypothetical campaign for a book and even a real Kickstarter campaign in collaboration with a Swiss luxury watchmaker.

Through the eight experiments, the authors found buyer preferences changed 19-28% in different settings with decoy options.

?Other researchers have expressed some skepticism about the attraction effect in the real world, but our study demonstrates the decoy option can be a powerful tool to influence consumer purchases on digital markets and platforms,? said Mishra.

Sneaky or helpful?

Mishra emphasizes the attraction effect only works if someone does not have a strong preference. Someone who despises reading a book on a screen is not going to be swayed by a decoy with a digital download option.

He also pushes against the idea that using decoys is unethical, especially in crowdfunding settings.

?I am predisposed to liking certain types of books and art, and if there?s some sort of creative content that I want to enjoy, moving from a lower priced offering to a higher priced offering in the reward-based crowdfunding setting increases the likelihood that the project will get funded, and I will get to enjoy the content,? said Mishra.

Mishra adds, people don?t like being pushed into something they see as solely benefitting the seller, but they don?t mind being nudged toward something that feels like the best option. It?s why people take advantage of two-for-one sales at the grocery store, add extra items to digital carts for the free shipping, and sometimes splurge with a waffle cone.

Markus Weinmann, University of Cologne; Lena Franziska Kaiser-Nausch, EY etventures; and Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein, contributed to the study. Funding came from Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Cologne and University of Liechtenstein.

Adding a ?decoy possibility? may give extra boost to crowdfunding ? NovLink

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Journal Reference: Markus Weinmann, Abhay Nath Mishra, Lena Franziska Kaiser, Jan vom Brocke. The Attraction Effect in Crowdfunding. Information Systems Research, 2022; DOI: 10.1287/isre.2022.1152 Adding a third option to make something else (usually the higher priced item) more attractive is a common marketing strategy. But since the 1980s, scholars have been debating whether this attraction ... Read more

The post Adding a ?decoy possibility? may give extra boost to crowdfunding ? NovLink first appeared on BBC-Edition.

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Journal Reference:

  1. Markus Weinmann, Abhay Nath Mishra, Lena Franziska Kaiser, Jan vom Brocke. The Attraction Effect in Crowdfunding. Information Systems Research, 2022; DOI: 10.1287/isre.2022.1152

Adding a third option to make something else (usually the higher priced item) more attractive is a common marketing strategy. But since the 1980s, scholars have been debating whether this attraction effect via a ?decoy option? actually works in real-life settings.

Findings from a new, in-depth study bolster the argument that decoy options can shift consumer preferences. It?s also the first to test this approach in digital markets where billions of people make choices every day.

The researchers randomly assigned 4,000 participants to eight experiments based on reward-based crowdfunding campaigns, including one on Kickstarter with a real Swiss watchmaking company. Their findings, published in Information Systems Research, show the attraction effect shifted preferences from a low-priced to a high-priced reward by as much as 28%.

?That?s a significant jump that can turn an entrepreneur?s project into a reality,? said Abhay Mishra, associate professor of information systems and business analytics at Iowa State University and co-author of the study. ?Our findings can help inform artists, innovators and creatives to make smarter, more effective reward menus to reach their fundraising goals.?

In reward-based crowdfunding markets, entrepreneurs set a fundraising target with a deadline for their project. Backers choose from several reward menu options, pledging a certain amount of money to receive a product or sample of the to-be-funded project. Whether the entrepreneur gets any of the funding and the backers receive their rewards depends on the project successfully reaching the fundraising goal by the set date.

Mishra and his co-authors explain in their paper that reward-based crowdfunding is emerging as a significant source of alternative funding for entrepreneurs, pointing to Kickstarter as one of the biggest examples. The platform?s most recent metrics show 21 million people have contributed over $6.7 billion to around 223,000 successfully funded projects.

?There are lots of entrepreneurs, project creatives who may not have access to traditional sources of funding through institutions, loans, others. If we can make funding available to more people through non-traditional sources, we could have a better economy worldwide,? said Mishra.

The experiments

To test whether decoy options impact consumer preferences, the researchers designed experiments with increasing levels of complexity.

One experiment presented participants with a hypothetical music album crowdfunding project. It included a description of the music, album art and two items in the reward menu (i.e., pledge $3: get 5 songs; pledge $10: get 12 songs.) Around 60% of the participants chose the lower priced option.

When the researchers repeated the study with a fresh group of participants, they included a decoy option (i.e., pledge $10: get 10 songs.) Recognizing they could get two more songs for the same price, over 70% of the participants chose the ?pledge $10: get 12 songs? option.

In another experiment, the researchers swapped out the number of songs in the reward menu for nonnumerical rewards (i.e., a low-priced digital download; a high-priced CD plus a digital download) and then added the decoy option (i.e., a CD for the same price as the CD plus a digital download). Once again, adding a decoy flipped the majority of the participants? preference.

Others included economic incentives, a hypothetical campaign for a book and even a real Kickstarter campaign in collaboration with a Swiss luxury watchmaker.

Through the eight experiments, the authors found buyer preferences changed 19-28% in different settings with decoy options.

?Other researchers have expressed some skepticism about the attraction effect in the real world, but our study demonstrates the decoy option can be a powerful tool to influence consumer purchases on digital markets and platforms,? said Mishra.

Sneaky or helpful?

Mishra emphasizes the attraction effect only works if someone does not have a strong preference. Someone who despises reading a book on a screen is not going to be swayed by a decoy with a digital download option.

He also pushes against the idea that using decoys is unethical, especially in crowdfunding settings.

?I am predisposed to liking certain types of books and art, and if there?s some sort of creative content that I want to enjoy, moving from a lower priced offering to a higher priced offering in the reward-based crowdfunding setting increases the likelihood that the project will get funded, and I will get to enjoy the content,? said Mishra.

Mishra adds, people don?t like being pushed into something they see as solely benefitting the seller, but they don?t mind being nudged toward something that feels like the best option. It?s why people take advantage of two-for-one sales at the grocery store, add extra items to digital carts for the free shipping, and sometimes splurge with a waffle cone.

Markus Weinmann, University of Cologne; Lena Franziska Kaiser-Nausch, EY etventures; and Jan vom Brocke, University of Liechtenstein, contributed to the study. Funding came from Erasmus University Rotterdam, University of Cologne and University of Liechtenstein.

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Can't wait to see what might be in round Two we can only hope it's something that Does bring in or crystallizes the Connection between the decisions made at Twitter and the impetus or the starting Point of the United States government And the government that is the key Connecting Point and if there's Something there you got to believe Elon Musk would be willing to give it up at This point let's bring in Miranda Divine New York Post columnist and Fox News Contributor author of the laptop from Hell if it's 9 A.M on a Saturday and This story is breaking the one guest you Want to talk about it is Miranda Divine So Miranda when you saw that Twitter Thread last night talking about what had Happened at the company pertaining to The New York Post your reaction Look it's fantastic that Elon Musk has Chosen to move the dial a little bit Further to the truth for the American Public to understand Exactly the egregiousness of what went On back in October 2020 when the Nation's oldest newspaper fourth largest By circulation was censored by big Tech In service to one of the two candidates For president they interfered in the Election so it's fantastic that Elon Musk has has sort of opened the Twitter Files unfortunately he left out a Crucial element and that was the

Involvement of the FBI and we know that The FBI went to Twitter and to Facebook Mark Zuckerberg's told us that in the Weeks and days before our story came out To warn them of a specific what Mark Zuckerberg called a dump and what FBI Uh agent Elvis Chan who has just deposed In a republican lawsuit the last or this Week on Tuesday Elvis Chan called it a Hack and leak operation and that is what He told Twitter Executives that they Were expecting a hack and leak operation Probably in October and uh Joel Roth who Was at that point he's now resigned but He was Twitter's top moderator basically The head of site Integrity he was at one Of these weekly FBI meetings that were Going on with the social media Giants And FBI every week before the 2020 Election and Joel Roth had since said in A sworn declaration that in one of those Meetings the FBI warned of this Impending hack and leak operation Possibly in October and said that there Were rumors this is what the FBI told Him that it would involve unto Biden and The reason why that's so important is Because the FBI at that point was spying On Rudy Giuliani From about a month after he became then President Donald Trump's private Attorney they were spying on his Cloud So they had access to all his emails and All his iMessages and included in those

Emails in August of 2020 was the initial Email from John Paul MC Isaac the Computer repair shop guy who had input His possession Hunter Biden's laptop That he had abandoned there eight months Earlier and he told Rudy Giuliani Exactly what he had found on it Particularly to do with barisma he was Worried about National Security he Included screenshots the FBI would have Had access to all of that back in August Of 2020 and they also would have had Access to my text messages with Rudy Giuliani about exactly when the New York Post was going to publish Miranda this Is so disturbing it's so big and it's Interesting that the FBI should be Protecting us from Joe Biden and his son And the national security threat there They are to our country and yet they Were involved in suppressing it and Altering an election in the process but More importantly putting our country in Danger I mean the reverse of what They're supposed to do because now Joe Biden is the president and he is Probably compromised because of these Dirty deals that he did with the Chinese And with Ukraine and with and with the Russians Yes I mean we don't know if he is Compromised but certainly it's logical To ask that question because his family Took in millions of dollars from our

Greatest adversary China not to mention Mention Russia and Ukraine and Romania And Kazakhstan and various other Countries but China is the one that Matters and I I really think that since The president has obviously not been Completely truthful about his knowledge And involvement in his son Hunter and His brother Jim's overseas business Dealings when he was vice president Those questions are even more urgent to Be answered and that's why I think Elon Musk has done the country a real service Here and let's hope that in his his part Two that he actually does reveal more Details about the FBI and also about Jim Baker there was one tantalizing email That was released last night from Jim Baker who was at that point Twitter's Gen your Deputy general counsel top Lawyer in effect he had come to Twitter From the FBI where he had been the FBI's General counsel so I think the FBI was Trying to pre-censor a story because as We know from James Comey on they were Doing their best to damage and destroy The Trump Administration really quickly And I'm glad that you highlight Miranda What we all know to be true the story is About potential corruption there's an Effort today on the left to try to make This a story about decency meaning it Was about nude pics of Hunter Biden this Was never about that and it wasn't about

Hacked materials it was about corruption On that note and I want to save a minute Here to get to one other thing you're Reporting today you focused several Times on the FBI in this conversation What am I to make though of the the Entire intelligent apparatus because it Was not just the FBI afterwards that Called this Russian disinformation it Was CIA it was the entire entire American intelligence apparatus that Waved their hand dismissed this story You make an incredibly good point that's Right there was that bogus letter four Days after our story written by the 51 Former intelligence officials including Four or five uh CIA directors former CIA Directors or acting CIA directors people Like James Clapper and John Brennan Leon Panetta are people who use the authority Of their former High officers to produce The New York Post reporting and to Pretend that the hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation when they knew it Wasn't and Joe Biden used that letter in His debate a couple of days later Against Donald Trump the final debate of The election season and it basically the Letter got him off the hook so yes I Think it was a deep State collusion Coordination to ensure that Donald Trump Didn't win the election absolutely well Alluded to it Miranda real quick the New York Post has a headline this morning

Hunter Biden's former law firm again Hunter Biden received 10 million dollars In forgiven covid loans while donating 1 Million to Democrats what's the story Here 's an investigation by an independent Transparency organization called open The books and they looked at 300 of the Top law firms in the country saw what PPP loans they got during the pandemic When that they were supposed to be for Mom and pop businesses to help them get Through the pandemic it certainly wasn't Something in a top Law Firm like boys Schiller where Hunter Biden had worked Had been paid 216 000 a year for this No-show job where he didn't have to Attend meetings or turn up with regular Office hours this company boys Schiller Their Democratic donors they they got 10 Million plus in pandemic loans and that Was all forgiven under the Biden Administration in 2021 at the same time They donated around about a million Dollars to democratic Federal candidates Amazing yeah so Washington works well Thank you Miranda it's great reporting This morning we appreciate you sharing With some Fox and Friends I'm Steve Ducey I'm Brian Kilmeade and I'm Ainsley Earhart and click here to subscribe to The Fox News YouTube page to catch our Hottest interviews and most compelling Analysis

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Can't wait to see what might be in round Two we can only hope it's something that Does bring in or crystallizes the Connection between the decisions made at Twitter and the impetus or the starting Point of the United States government And the government that is the key Connecting Point and if there's Something there you got to believe Elon Musk would be willing to give it up at This point let's bring in Miranda Divine New York Post columnist and Fox News Contributor author of the laptop from Hell if it's 9 A.M on a Saturday and This story is breaking the one guest you Want to talk about it is Miranda Divine So Miranda when you saw that Twitter Thread last night talking about what had Happened at the company pertaining to The New York Post your reaction Look it's fantastic that Elon Musk has Chosen to move the dial a little bit Further to the truth for the American Public to understand Exactly the egregiousness of what went On back in October 2020 when the Nation's oldest newspaper fourth largest By circulation was censored by big Tech In service to one of the two candidates For president they interfered in the Election so it's fantastic that Elon Musk has has sort of opened the Twitter Files unfortunately he left out a Crucial element and that was the

Involvement of the FBI and we know that The FBI went to Twitter and to Facebook Mark Zuckerberg's told us that in the Weeks and days before our story came out To warn them of a specific what Mark Zuckerberg called a dump and what FBI Uh agent Elvis Chan who has just deposed In a republican lawsuit the last or this Week on Tuesday Elvis Chan called it a Hack and leak operation and that is what He told Twitter Executives that they Were expecting a hack and leak operation Probably in October and uh Joel Roth who Was at that point he's now resigned but He was Twitter's top moderator basically The head of site Integrity he was at one Of these weekly FBI meetings that were Going on with the social media Giants And FBI every week before the 2020 Election and Joel Roth had since said in A sworn declaration that in one of those Meetings the FBI warned of this Impending hack and leak operation Possibly in October and said that there Were rumors this is what the FBI told Him that it would involve unto Biden and The reason why that's so important is Because the FBI at that point was spying On Rudy Giuliani From about a month after he became then President Donald Trump's private Attorney they were spying on his Cloud So they had access to all his emails and All his iMessages and included in those

Emails in August of 2020 was the initial Email from John Paul MC Isaac the Computer repair shop guy who had input His possession Hunter Biden's laptop That he had abandoned there eight months Earlier and he told Rudy Giuliani Exactly what he had found on it Particularly to do with barisma he was Worried about National Security he Included screenshots the FBI would have Had access to all of that back in August Of 2020 and they also would have had Access to my text messages with Rudy Giuliani about exactly when the New York Post was going to publish Miranda this Is so disturbing it's so big and it's Interesting that the FBI should be Protecting us from Joe Biden and his son And the national security threat there They are to our country and yet they Were involved in suppressing it and Altering an election in the process but More importantly putting our country in Danger I mean the reverse of what They're supposed to do because now Joe Biden is the president and he is Probably compromised because of these Dirty deals that he did with the Chinese And with Ukraine and with and with the Russians Yes I mean we don't know if he is Compromised but certainly it's logical To ask that question because his family Took in millions of dollars from our

Greatest adversary China not to mention Mention Russia and Ukraine and Romania And Kazakhstan and various other Countries but China is the one that Matters and I I really think that since The president has obviously not been Completely truthful about his knowledge And involvement in his son Hunter and His brother Jim's overseas business Dealings when he was vice president Those questions are even more urgent to Be answered and that's why I think Elon Musk has done the country a real service Here and let's hope that in his his part Two that he actually does reveal more Details about the FBI and also about Jim Baker there was one tantalizing email That was released last night from Jim Baker who was at that point Twitter's Gen your Deputy general counsel top Lawyer in effect he had come to Twitter From the FBI where he had been the FBI's General counsel so I think the FBI was Trying to pre-censor a story because as We know from James Comey on they were Doing their best to damage and destroy The Trump Administration really quickly And I'm glad that you highlight Miranda What we all know to be true the story is About potential corruption there's an Effort today on the left to try to make This a story about decency meaning it Was about nude pics of Hunter Biden this Was never about that and it wasn't about

Hacked materials it was about corruption On that note and I want to save a minute Here to get to one other thing you're Reporting today you focused several Times on the FBI in this conversation What am I to make though of the the Entire intelligent apparatus because it Was not just the FBI afterwards that Called this Russian disinformation it Was CIA it was the entire entire American intelligence apparatus that Waved their hand dismissed this story You make an incredibly good point that's Right there was that bogus letter four Days after our story written by the 51 Former intelligence officials including Four or five uh CIA directors former CIA Directors or acting CIA directors people Like James Clapper and John Brennan Leon Panetta are people who use the authority Of their former High officers to produce The New York Post reporting and to Pretend that the hunter Biden laptop was Russian disinformation when they knew it Wasn't and Joe Biden used that letter in His debate a couple of days later Against Donald Trump the final debate of The election season and it basically the Letter got him off the hook so yes I Think it was a deep State collusion Coordination to ensure that Donald Trump Didn't win the election absolutely well Alluded to it Miranda real quick the New York Post has a headline this morning

Hunter Biden's former law firm again Hunter Biden received 10 million dollars In forgiven covid loans while donating 1 Million to Democrats what's the story Here 's an investigation by an independent Transparency organization called open The books and they looked at 300 of the Top law firms in the country saw what PPP loans they got during the pandemic When that they were supposed to be for Mom and pop businesses to help them get Through the pandemic it certainly wasn't Something in a top Law Firm like boys Schiller where Hunter Biden had worked Had been paid 216 000 a year for this No-show job where he didn't have to Attend meetings or turn up with regular Office hours this company boys Schiller Their Democratic donors they they got 10 Million plus in pandemic loans and that Was all forgiven under the Biden Administration in 2021 at the same time They donated around about a million Dollars to democratic Federal candidates Amazing yeah so Washington works well Thank you Miranda it's great reporting This morning we appreciate you sharing With some Fox and Friends I'm Steve Ducey I'm Brian Kilmeade and I'm Ainsley Earhart and click here to subscribe to The Fox News YouTube page to catch our Hottest interviews and most compelling Analysis

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It is warm here a Haven for many who Can't afford to heat their homes Laura Is trying to advise them but is also Struggling herself I read the other day That the average is about 90 Pence an Hour to have eating on so we sit there In an evening and we calculate how many 90 pencils we can afford and Just how long you can have your heated Up for foreign [Music] Help was on offer here in Stoke-on-Trent As part of a national day of action on Fuel poverty In London just stop oil protesters lent Their support with a short demonstration In Harrods Across the country campaigners held Rallies demanding more government help The obvious Solutions are to transition Away from gas towards cheap renewable Energy but also to make sure that we're Insulating people's homes so they're not Just wasting energy every time they they Put it on the Westminster government Says they're committing substantial Funding to improving the Energy Efficiency of homes as well as giving Households unprecedented financial Support but for some it's still not Enough I've not had the eating on at all Yet and it's It's already double the amount you know What I'd normally pay for the same thing

So it's just lights and stuff like that You're thinking if you did put the Heating on well of course it's going to Go Sky High and then it's a case of Choosing dye we'll do it you know put The radiators on and I'd rather eat yeah I worry a large batch of gas [Music] Um As soon as you place on it goes down That fast I've been I was saving through The summit uh make it last through the Winter and it's going that quick bang And that's not having it on all the Times just like half an hour in the Morning half an hour at night for those Already struggling it is about to get Worse campaigners say there must be even More support for those most in need Lisa Dowd Sky News Staffordshire

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It is warm here a Haven for many who Can't afford to heat their homes Laura Is trying to advise them but is also Struggling herself I read the other day That the average is about 90 Pence an Hour to have eating on so we sit there In an evening and we calculate how many 90 pencils we can afford and Just how long you can have your heated Up for foreign [Music] Help was on offer here in Stoke-on-Trent As part of a national day of action on Fuel poverty In London just stop oil protesters lent Their support with a short demonstration In Harrods Across the country campaigners held Rallies demanding more government help The obvious Solutions are to transition Away from gas towards cheap renewable Energy but also to make sure that we're Insulating people's homes so they're not Just wasting energy every time they they Put it on the Westminster government Says they're committing substantial Funding to improving the Energy Efficiency of homes as well as giving Households unprecedented financial Support but for some it's still not Enough I've not had the eating on at all Yet and it's It's already double the amount you know What I'd normally pay for the same thing

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The fight for gender equality Has become a fight for life in Afghanistan Since the Taliban regained control of The country almost a year and a half ago Authoritarian rule has become the norm With little to no space for women in Public life So when in private Defiance comes in the Form of a pen and paper for these Teenagers education is an act of Resistance And leading at the Forefront 5 000 miles Away in Britain is diwakhan who's taken Matters into her own hands the first Word was in Islam and it means read So how can a child read if you don't Allow them to go to school if you don't Allow them to education it's not allowed It's not acceptable it's not A woman or suffering very much not only Education from every right they are Suffering it's 20 million women we Cannot forget them we cannot let them in The dark Breaking Point has brought diwa and Other activists here with a letter for The Prime Minister outlining plans for a Global Summit to ensure their people Aren't left behind Five foreign Secretaries in a row have committed to This issue and it is time to hold that Leadership and that commitment to this Issue to account they live in absolutely

Draconian times it's it's like dark ages In Afghanistan silent is complicit and UK government shouldn't be silent Meanwhile back in Afghanistan the call Is welcome but for now they know their Situation stays the same They are the future of Afghanistan if we Don't educate them what will happen So it's good if there were more Opportunities to come to the UK but I Won't be joining them because I really Want to teach my own country's daughters We want rights for women in Afghanistan Just like you have in the UK Have a shower every second there is a Threat if they find out there may be a Harsh punishment regardless we will Study and try to get somewhere but the Question is should they have to put Themselves at such risk This reality for the young girls is not Normal they've only known life Pre-taliban they just want basic Universal rights the same as you and me And crucially not to be forgotten Sky News

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The fight for gender equality Has become a fight for life in Afghanistan Since the Taliban regained control of The country almost a year and a half ago Authoritarian rule has become the norm With little to no space for women in Public life So when in private Defiance comes in the Form of a pen and paper for these Teenagers education is an act of Resistance And leading at the Forefront 5 000 miles Away in Britain is diwakhan who's taken Matters into her own hands the first Word was in Islam and it means read So how can a child read if you don't Allow them to go to school if you don't Allow them to education it's not allowed It's not acceptable it's not A woman or suffering very much not only Education from every right they are Suffering it's 20 million women we Cannot forget them we cannot let them in The dark Breaking Point has brought diwa and Other activists here with a letter for The Prime Minister outlining plans for a Global Summit to ensure their people Aren't left behind Five foreign Secretaries in a row have committed to This issue and it is time to hold that Leadership and that commitment to this Issue to account they live in absolutely

Draconian times it's it's like dark ages In Afghanistan silent is complicit and UK government shouldn't be silent Meanwhile back in Afghanistan the call Is welcome but for now they know their Situation stays the same They are the future of Afghanistan if we Don't educate them what will happen So it's good if there were more Opportunities to come to the UK but I Won't be joining them because I really Want to teach my own country's daughters We want rights for women in Afghanistan Just like you have in the UK Have a shower every second there is a Threat if they find out there may be a Harsh punishment regardless we will Study and try to get somewhere but the Question is should they have to put Themselves at such risk This reality for the young girls is not Normal they've only known life Pre-taliban they just want basic Universal rights the same as you and me And crucially not to be forgotten Sky News

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